Jazz Fest Comes to An End
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After nine days of music ranging from Steve Martin to Norah Jones, one of the country's most sought after jazz festivals comes to a close.
Festival coordinators and vendors say there was a noticeable increase in attendees, while businesses have surpassed their profit from last year.
The Eastman headliner shows and club passes sold out months in advance. Organizers credit this year's success with the sunny weather and scheduling the festival at a later date in order to include big name performers. Festival co-producer Marc Iacona says the jazz fest made ten million dollars for the city.
“They're buying four thousand club passes before they see a program. Even though there's long lines, everyone seems to be patient, gotten to know each other over the years, coming to see those artists that they would never see in upstate New York, let alone Rochester," said Marc Iacona.
The jazz fest will continue to run at this later date next year in order to collaborate with jazz festivals in Canada.